Antique Collecting May issue is OUT NOW!

May 2016 issue of Antique CollectingGet the latest issue of Antique Collecting where we celebrate the sheer fascinating diversity that the collecting world offers – encompassing everything from Georgian enamel ‘patch’ boxes to 19th-century skirt lifters.

An antique diving helmetElsewhere, we dive into the world of antique diving equipment, which is currently making a splash in the interiors world, then discover why London is the centre of the booming Netsuke market

NetsukeOriginal prints are an affordable way of collecting artwork by well-known artists. On the eve of London’s Original Print Fair, director Helen Rosslyn reveals her passion for the medium. We also reveal why wartime ‘Utility’ ware is back in fashion, thanks to an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum North.

Devotees of early English furniture will be well aware of a celebrated book on the subject, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition, which has recently been revised. Our Tiger paintingManaging Editor, John Andrews, reviews the new edition, an essential read for furniture fans.

For centuries the artistic endeavour of siblings has been significant. Print collector Graham Fitzpatrick praises the work of two pairs of twins and their influence on one another.

Charlie Chapin at Tour D'ArgentWine and spirits from one of the world’s finest cellars go under the hammer this month when the contents of the famous Paris restaurant, Tour D’Argent, are sold by French auctioneer Artcurial. We raise a glass to the restaurant’s continued success and serve up some of the auction’s highlights.

There’s also our usual round-up of auction news to show you what’s selling and in demand, in-depth expert profiles, the leading fairs to attend to hunt out antiques and artworks, and thought-provoking opinions from expert industry columnists giving an insight into their ever-changing world.


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